Public consultation on Castletroy wastewater treatment plant 

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Irish Water Project Lead Seamus Glynn

AN upgrade to the Castletroy Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to support existing and future population and economic growth is proposed by Irish Water in partnership with Limerick City and County Council.

Castletroy Wastewater Treatment Plant has been providing wastewater treatment to the area since the early 1990’s. It serves the East Limerick suburbs of Castletroy, Annacotty, Mountshannon and Castleconnell, as well as UL and local businesses.

“The plant is currently operating at the upper limits of its capacity and Irish Water has identified that an upgrade is required,” Irish Water Project Manager Seamus Glynn said this week.

The proposed upgrade will modernise the plant and increase the current capacity by over 70 per cent. This will ensure we continue to preserve the lower River Shannon and support economic and population growth in East Limerick.

The upgrade at Castletroy WWTP will involve the construction of a new stormwater storage tank and a new primary sludge holding tank, installation of new primary treatment filters and lifting pump, and upgrades of the existing secondary treatment tanks and plant’s sludge treatment facilities.

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“Until July 15 we are looking for feedback from everyone in the community so that they can have their say. As the deadline is fast approaching, we would again like to remind everyone that their views to help to shape the development of this project are welcomed and appreciated.

“I would again also like to thank the local residents and businesses in advance, as we progress delivering this vital project,” Mr Glynn added.

Submissions can be made by post to: Castletroy Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade, JB Barry’s & Partners Ltd, Classon House, Dundrum Business Park, Dublin 14, or by email to [email protected].